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Tribute to Standard Hotel L.A parties. Culprit VA: Above The City 2

As yet another season of summer rooftop Sessions at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles nears its zenith, Culprit will again dedicate an 8-track collection of carefully selected music to its celebrated party series.
Above the City 2 continues on last year’s predecessor LA-centric rooftop theme and its mission to spotlight some of the finest young and emerging global talent around. No mere party soundtrack, this compilation intends to capture the feel and the essence of the label’s sound in its many guises, from the deepest to most dancefloor-moving.

Over the years, the American Culprit label has become a vehicle for high quality releases from some of the finest young underground dance music talent, including Hot Natured, Lee Foss, Subb-an, Shonky, M A N I K, Matt Tolfrey, Inxec and Gavin Herlihy.

One of the sessions most applauded was No 17, with the collective Droog & Steve Bug at the top, on April 3 2011.

Culprit Sessions 17 – Droog & Steve Bug

Above the City 2 is an expression of the close relationship between the label, its physical environment and the worldwide, ever-expanding clique of producers inspired by Culprit’s modus operandi. While eclectic in its mix of tempos and moods, the compilation remains a precise reflection of the label’s philosophy, true to its focus on the finest in modern house and deep electronic music.

Above The City 2 will be released on October 3 via Culprit, while we leave you with a couple of the best advances.

System of Survival – Baby, Don’t Stop Night Plane – Angels of Sin


  1. Night Plane – Angels of Sin
  2. System of Survival – Baby, Don’t Stop
  3. Adriatique & Thyladomid – Trigger Dance
  4. Alex Nagshineh – Please
  5. Agraba – 58 Years
  6. Coat of Arms – Don’t Be Down
  7. Tom Budden – Rock Tonight
  8. Dirty Channels – On The Way featuring Rosina